Imagine a community built for you, not around you.
Transportation is one of the leading contributors of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution in Halton and around the world. Reducing the burning of fossil fuels for transport will help reduce the rate of climate change and the severity of the impacts of climate change. That’s where YOU come in.
Generation Green is hosting two webinars all about active transportation in our community!
December 9, 2021 Webinar: Sustainable Transportation in HDSB Special Guests Suzanne Burwell and Fred Thibeault
We want to transform our cities to be walkable, safe, accessible, and sustainable for everybody. Let’s do it together and build a community for local climate action! Complete a project to get 20 community involvement hours go to climatecollective.ca/generation-green-2022 to learn more!
Let’s drive climate action, not cars! Show our community why we’re Generation Green!
Join Generation Green as a youth stakeholder and help plan the 2021-22 conference, project and more. Youth stakeholders provide ideas, input, and feedback to create their vision for the program. Click here to sign up!
Students who join Generation Green will be asked to implement an initiative in their community that will reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Students will receive volunteer hours and a Certificate of Completion, and will be eligible to win prizes. Students are also encouraged to align their initiatives with a school or science fair project. These projects will also look great on a resume or college/university application!
This Year’s Theme is Active Transportation
The theme for the 2021-22 school year is Active Transportation, which is a big part of the climate change solution.
This is because active transportation:
gives us an opportunity to be physically active on a regular basis
is accessible to Canadians and increases community connections
Generation Green is hosting multiple free active transportation webinars in December 2021! Learn more here.
What is Generation Green?
Generation Green is a youth led initiative with the goal of engaging Halton students in climate action leadership, and supporting them in their commitment to greenhouse gas emission reductions in order to drive change and action in their communities.
International Walk to School Month (IWALK) is an annual mass celebration of active transportation taking place around the world every October. Hundreds of Ontario schools participate in IWALK each year, with many holding their events on IWALK Day – Wednesday, October 6, 2021.
Register your #Walktober #iWalk event for a chance to win prizes!
To help keep you motivated to use active transportation all year long, we have created an event calendar that highlights specific holidays, events and activities that you can participate in with fellow community members and stay active together!
We are always adding new events, so check back often!
Schools across the province will be participating in Winter Walk Day on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
A great way to celebrate active winter travel is by holding an activity or event in your school community. Visit Ontario Active School Travel’s website for activity ideas and resources to help you plan and promote your Winter Walk Day events.